Visual Studio for Linux?

Viko 231 Reputation points

Since Microsoft & .NET Team is pushing so hard in the cross-platform solutions, will the Linux community see Visual Studio run on Linux? Since it is a great IDE with amazing tools, some of us are wondering will we see it on our preferred OS? I'm in love with the .NET, improvements and opportunities it gives. C# is my first and favourite language and I just can't get enough of it. Love everything. But I'm on Linux, as a platform of choice(Arch Linux, to be specific), and sometimes I miss the good tool VS. Yes, we have VSCode, but the performance isn't always there. And sometimes, it just isn't performing good enough or have enough features. There already is "Visual Studio for macOS", ported from the MonoDevelop. And since they just can't keep up with the real VS IDE, they left developing it. So, the decade old question remains. And since .NET 6 unifies all platforms, is there a chance we can see it ported? I'm sure there are a lot of people wishing it too.

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  1. Cheong00 3,461 Reputation points

    They got the idea and it is under consideration. If you think it is important for you, please vote.

    Btw, in the meantime the expected way to work on "for Linux" project is to install the distros under WSL on Win10 and debug there.

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  2. Anna Xiu-MSFT 20,331 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Viko ,

    Thanks for the reply from cheong00.

    According to your description, you would like to use the Visual Studio for Linux. But the Visual Studio IDE is only available for Windows. You could try to running a Virtual Machine with Windows.

    In addition, for your requirement, it has been reported here: Visual Studio for Linux.
    You can also add your comments in there to track the process, then we need to waiting for the response comes from the product team engineers. If there is any update, I will also add it here.

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  3. Ken Tucker 5,836 Reputation points

    The closest to visual studio for linux is Jet Brains Rider.

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